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Federal agent killed outside pharmacy, Cops kill vicious pit bull, DUI driver hits 2 in Medford and other LI headline new stories January 2nd, 2012

Federal Agent Shot and Killed Outside Seaford Pharmacy, Cops Kills Pit Bull that Attacked, Bit Partner; 2 Arrested in Spray-painting N. Amityville Church; Under the Influence Driver Hits 2 in Medford

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Federal Agent Shot and Killed Outside Seaford Pharmacy

John Capano, 51, was shopping at Charlie’s Family Pharmacy on Saturday when the store was held up by an armed robber. Capano, who worked as an explosives expert with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, was at the pharmacy picking up cancer medication for his 82-year-old father, James Capano. John Capano confronted the thief, James McGoey of Hampton Bays, outside of the pharmacy while someone else ran to the deli next door for help and an off-duty NYPD cop and retired Nassau County lieutenant jumped in on the action. McGoey shot Capano in a struggle then aimed his gun at the two other officers before being fatally shot by one of them. The names of the officers have not been released. James Capano says of his son, “He never walked away from anything.”

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Cop Kills Pit Bull that Attacked, Bit Partner

Two Nassau County police officers responded to the sounds of gun shots coming from the yard of a Park Avenue home in Roosevelt just after midnight on Sunday. Upon arrival a white pit bull was unleashed from the backyard and charged at the officers. The dog attacked one officer, leaving puncture wounds on his upper thighs. The other officer shot the dog, which later died. Police later found the yard rife with .380 caliber and shot gun shell casings. The investigation continues and asks anyone with information regarding this crime to please call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS.

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2 Arrested in Spray-painting N. Amityville Church

Two young Lindenhurst men have been arrested and are accused of spray-painting graffiti on a North Amityville church. Police responded to a call of two men spray-painting the exterior wall of Farmingdale’s First Baptist Church around 12:50pm and found the church tagged with “SOP” and “Shake.” The suspects fled on foot but were apprehended a short time after and are charged with criminal mischief and making graffiti.

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Under the Influence  Driver Hits 2 in Medford

Two women were struck and killed in Medford by Elizabeth Peacock Saturday night. Maria Galeas, 40, and her mother, 62, also named Maria Galeas, were standing behind their  vehicle which they had parked on the eastbound shoulder of Horseblock Road when they were struck by Peacock who, at the time, was under the influence of drugs. All three women were taken to the hospital where the younger of the Galeas was pronounced dead, while her mother and Peacock were treated for non-life-threatening injuries. The 5-year-old daughter/granddaughter of the Galeas women was strapped into a car seat in the back of the car at the time of the accident but sustained no injuries.

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Homeless Man Arrested in Islandia Bank Robbery

Rameek Brown walked into Empire National Bank on Vets Highway just before 3:30pm on Friday and handed the teller a note demanding cash and threatening gun usage. The teller complied with Brown and handed over an undisclosed amount of cash to the man before he left in a light-colored sedan. Brown was arrested Friday night on robbery charges.

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Two Men Shot Outside of Wyandanch Market

Terrance Jeter was outside of the One Stop Market in Wyandanch when he was approached by two men around 10pm. One of the men was carrying a handgun which he used to shoot Jeter. A second man, Emerson Derishma, walked out of the market and ran after seeing that Jeter has been wounded. Still, Derishma was shot in the leg. Jeter and Derishma transported themselves to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in Wes Islip where they were treated for non-life-threatening injuries. One of the suspects has been described as a light-skinned black male in his early 30s, approximately 5’9” with a heavy build and short afro. The second suspect is described as a dark-skinned black male in his mid 20s, approximately 6’2” with a thin build and dreadlocks. Detectives ask anyone with information to please call the First Squad at (631) 854-8152 or anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.

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